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A spokesman for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it was “alarming” to see gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools struggling to secure qualified teachers for permanent roles.

Many gaelscoileanna are reporting acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers to fill vacant teaching positions. Some schools say they have h(...)

Ivor Prickett of Ireland won  first prize news stories at the World Press Photo Awards 2018. His photographs included  this of civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city

There’s a certain visual diet of war that’s unflinchingly consumed. Wide shots of destruction where people, whether alive or mere remnants of those wh(...)

Members of ASTI’s leadership prior to a meeting at the Department of Education in late 2016. The union’s dispute led to a significant drop in membership. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Membership of country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, according to an internal report. This drop occu(...)

Richard Terry, ASTI member, said a third of members left his local branch during the union's dispute last year. Photograoh: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Richard Terry began to worry for the future of his local branch of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), in Fermoy, Co Cork, last yea(...)

Richard Terry, an ASTI member in the union’s Fermoy branch: “Passive resistance hasn’t been working. It’s time to admit that.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

As a history teacher, Richard Terry is well aware of the historical significance of his local branch of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland(...)

Frosty leaves in Dublin’s Phoenix Park: it will be too  breezy in most places for frost on Saturday but as the wind drops on Sunday frost looks likely. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It is going to be a “bitingly cold” weekend as temperatures are set to fall below freezing. However, there is no need to stay inside because plenty of(...)

While Valentia Observatory in Co Kerry recorded rainfall of 105 per cent of normal levels in October, the month in many other places was one of the driest in decades. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Poor old Kerry. Healy-Rae country bucked the trend in October and saw record-breaking rainfall, according to new figures published by Met Éireann on W(...)

Bales of hay create the shape of a bear at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

It is easy to miss the Pro-Life Campaign stand at the National Ploughing Championships. It is tucked into the corner of one of the many white corruga(...)

Damien Kennedy and Greg Duggan wanted to make a dessert that was healthy but tasted delicious too. photograph: grant frazer

It all began four years ago when elite athlete coaches Damien Kennedy and Greg Duggan bought an ice cream maker on eBay. Since then the London-based d(...)

Christopher Sexton (41) and Paul Mannix (51) were both charged with possession and possession for sale or supply of cannabis resin at Corrin, Fermoy, Co Cork. File photograph: The Irish Times

Two men have been remanded on bail after they were charged in connection with a €126,000 drugs seizure on the main Cork-Dublin motorway at the weekend(...)

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